The United Diocese of Down And Dromore


A day in the life…

A day in the life…

Wednesday 11 July 2018

We’re a day behind our Albany Youth Team, but Ellen explains a bit about the daily routine at Beaver Cross.

Today was the second full day of working on Beaver Cross’ over night camp.

A typical day here consists of breakfast at 8am followed by cabin clean up and “Good Morning God” as the first session of worship in each day. Following this campers take part in their skilled activity, which can be anything from martial arts to sports led by Adam. 

Lauren and I have been stationed at archery for the skilled activity and after just two days I have come to the conclusion that like most sports I am not particularly gifted at archery. Following this we have lunch and observe the campers’ different eating habits such as pouring chocolate milk on a cookie and eating it with a fork. The next part of the includes a well needed siesta when naps in the cabin are openly welcomed by the NI Team, then Campers Choice activities such as taking on the high ropes course, swimming or canoeing in the lake, or arts and craft, all of which are followed by dinner.

After dinner there is a period of “hangout time” and tonight following that we will be having a camp fire and hopefully making a few s’mores before we congregate at the outdoor chapel and take part in Compline, at which last night a few of us lead the actions for “Every Giant Will Fall” by Rend Collective. Next we have devotion and then hopefully get a good nights sleep.


10 July 2018

(Pictured above, team member Emily) 

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